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  1. Amigos de la Rueda starts again on Wednesday, 12th January 2011 and thereafter 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month, at Burton Street Project, Burton Street; Cuban Style salsa 7.30 - 8.00 Free for complete beginners 8.00 - 9. 00 Rueda for those who have done some general salsa but not rueda 9.00 - 10.00 Rueda for those experienced in this style Plus some social dancing at the end Latter two classes £3.50 for one or £5 for the two No partner required Tel 0790 004 1735 for more details or see the 'Amigos de la Rueda' group page on Facebook
  2. The first of our free beginners salsa classes is on Wednesday 12th Novemeber so we'll spend longer giving beginners a go this week. We'll then fit into the schedule below in future: 2nd and 4th Wed of the month; next is Wed 10th November for Cuban style salsa Burton Street Project, Burton Street, between Pennistone Road and Langsett Road near Infirmary Road, (S6 2HH) in upstairs room 7.30 Beginners partner - FREE 8-9 Rueda (Cuban salsa in a group) for those who have done salsa but not rueda 9-10 Rueda (for those who know some rueda) Rueda classes £3.50 one, £5 for two
  3. Looks like a dozen or so people have expressed an interest in a first try on Wednesday. If you've been thinking of giving salsa a try why not come along for a free session and see if you like it?
  4. How about trying some salsa dancing? Come along for free this Wednesday to give it a try; this is the first of our free beginner's sessions, with a few people starting together, so it would be a good opportunity 2nd and 4th Wed of the month; next is Wed 10th November for Cuban style salsa Burton Street Project, Burton Street, between Pennistone Road and Langsett Road near Infirmary Road, (S6 2HH) in upstairs room 7.30 Beginners partner - FREE 8-9 Rueda (Cuban salsa in a group) for those who have done salsa but not rueda 9-10 Rueda (for those who know some rueda) Rueda classes £3.50 one, £5 for two
  5. 2nd and 4th Wed of the month; next is Wed 10th November for Cuban style salsa Burton Street Project, Burton Street, between Pennistone Road and Langsett Road near Infirmary Road, (S6 2HH) in upstairs room 7.30 Beginners partner - FREE 8-9 Rueda (Cuban salsa in a group) for those who have done salsa but not rueda 9-10 Rueda (for those who know some rueda) Rueda classes £3.50 one, £5 for two
  6. Salsa with Amigos de la Rueda Novemenber 10th 1 hour FREE taster session of Cuban Salsa! 7.30 -8.30 Burton Street Project, Burton Street, Sheffield S6 2HH (between Pennistone Road and Langsett Road, near Hillsborough Barracks) Don't be put off by the building work outside! From the street we're towards the left and upstairs. FREE beginners calsses continue after that, 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month (24th November, Dec 8th and 22nd etc) 7.30 - 8.00 and then 8.00-9.00 Rueda (Cuban salsa in a group) salsa experience needed, no rueda experience presumed 9.00-10.00 Rueda for those who have some experience Rueda classes are £3.50 for one, £5.00 for two rod.lawson@btinternet.com or 0790 004 1735 for further details
  7. Apologies;chopped begining of message which spoit it: Here's the first bit.... Salsa with Amigos de la Rueda Novemenber 10th 1 hour FREE taster session of Cuban Salsa! 7.30 -8.30 Burton Street Project, Burton Street, Sheffield S6 2HH (between Pennistone Road and Langsett Road, near Hillsborough Barracks) Don't be put off by the building work outside! From the street we're towards the left and upstairs.
  8. FREE beginners calsses continue after that, 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month (24th November, Dec 8th and 22nd etc) 7.30 - 8.00 and then 8.00-9.00 Rueda (Cuban salsa in a group) salsa experience needed, no rueda experience presumed 9.00-10.00 Rueda for those who have some experience Rueda classes are £3.50 for one, £5.00 for two rod.lawson@btinternet.com or 0790 004 1735 for further details
  9. Salsa with Amigos de la Rueda Novemenber 10th 1 hour FREE taster session of Cuban Salsa! 7.30 -8.30 Burton Street Project, Burton Street, Sheffield S6 2HH (between Pennistone Road and Langsett Road, near Hillsborough Barracks) Don't be put off by the building work outside! From the street we're towards the left and upstairs. FREE beginners calsses continue after that, 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month (24th November, Dec 8th and 22nd etc) 7.30 - 8.00 and then 8.00-9.00 Rueda (Cuban salsa in a group) salsa experience needed, no rueda experience presumed 9.00-10.00 Rueda for those who have some experience Rueda classes are £3.50 for one, £5.00 for two rod.lawson@btinternet.com or 0790 004 1735 for further details
  10. I was out in Leeds one time. Bouncers were ejecting a man who was a bit drunk and who had accidentally spilt a drink over someone. Appropriately he was being removed. Rather less appropriately, at the top of the stairs one bouncer nodded to the other, and suddenly hit the guy in the side of the head. This was as they were leaving, without any preceeding struggle or scuffle. The blow knocked him down the first flight of stairs and you could clearly hear his head hit the floor at the bottom. They jumped on him, rolled him down the next flight of stairs and threw him out. They then stood outside laughing at him and making fun of his friends. I wandered out afterwards, steering clear until his friends had helped him round the corner, then being a doctor thought I should wait with him till an ambulance arrived (he'd keeled over round the corner, and from blow to head and alcohol together was difficult to wake up at all). After the ambulance left, I walked away in the opposite direction from the club, leaving my details with the blokes friends as a witness. He called me two days later when leaving hospital to thank me. The police had visited but were taking no action, not least because the cctv had mysteriously not captured any footage of the incident at all. Next week I returned to club (reasons for not just boycotting it). I was taken aside by the manager, and threatened with permanet exclusion for 'inflaming the situation' (recall bouncers laughing and making fun of the guys friends even after he was thrown out, rather than just taking themselves out of hte situation by returning inside). I was told that no punch had been thrown. On assuring the manager I'd seen the punch as it occurred right in front of me I was told they'd reviewed the cctv and no punch was thrown, and that if I was calling him a lyer I'd definitely be banned. Professional door staff do a good job, but unfortuantely there are some that are not professional and just enjoy a good ruck. Those more brain dead types probably just don't get sexual harassment as an issue. Not sure what to do about it, the reply you reference makes it clear that the bar will just go into full denial mode in the same way I found, and unless you've got a variety of witnesses it's difficult to take it further. If the witnesses are all friends who no doubt will have had a drink, that will be presented as unreliable, whether that's fair or not. I guess reporting it to the police might lead to a visit that would casue the venue to be a bit more cautious in the future, and encourage them to be on good behaviour. And I guess the police would get the message if there were a number of complaints about the same place. Doesn't necessarily help you though.
  11. I was tidying up today and found a copy of my contract to dj last year. Shame it has yet to be honoured by the promised payment. I did once get a cheque but it was stopped and despite numerous promises there's been nothing yet. I'm guessing that may mean the organisers are a bit broke and it may not happen
  12. The Free Radicals (soul and funk band) are performing on Saturday at the Broomspring Centre, Broomhall, together with Sergio's Latin Disco. 8.30 to midnight £5/3 Proceeds in aid of Cuba Solidarity Campaign Day School, and projects in Cuba.
  13. PS I did get a cheque, paid it in, got a message from the bank to say it had been stopped. I got a forwarded e-mail apologising for cash flow problems and promising payment by the end of September. That's the last I've heard.
  14. I'm one of the unpaid people. I do actually have a formal written contract which does make a number of demands and stipulations on me (eg agreement to be filmed/recorded, and to participate in promotional activities), as well as promising a specific fee. It doesn't seem entirely unreasonable to hope/expect that contract to be honoured if that's the basis on which you signed up in the first place. Legally I suppose I could go to the small claims court and try to extract what I can, but I'm not sure how much there is from which something might be extracted and I can't really be bothered. Maybe if I did fuss about things like that I'd be a richer man than I am. I do think it's a bit naughty of the organisers though. If it was organised as a community event and run on goodwill that should have been the deal to start with. Actually I'd probably still have played becasue I do it because of my enthusiasm for music, but in that case a bit of up front honesty would go down rather better. You wouldn't go and pay for your groceries with a check, get home, decide you were a bit broke and stop the check, then argue it was a community shop and you were hungry, so the guys would have probably given you the food anyway, now would you?
  15. Oh, and PS see the Ethio Cubano Restaurant 3rd Aniversary Meal thread in 'Evenings Out'; perhaps eating a large meal isn't entirely fitness orientated, but there will be some beginners classes on the night, with bachata and rueda (Cuban salsa in a circle) for complete beginners. And you'll get a chance to talk to others about what other dance goes on round about.
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